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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Overview)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of the cancer. Good luck.


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How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

How does early diagnosis help with cancer treatment?

Better prognosis: The idea is if we screen for a cancer and find it earlier then there is a greater chance it's found in earlier stages and cure rate is higher. Treatment of course varies and is different for the stage of cancer. As more and more people are surviving a type of cancer finding it early had a lot to do with those observations and studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
183 doctors shared insights

Cancer Treatment (Overview)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of the cancer. Good luck.


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What is TACP cancer treatment ?

What is TACP cancer treatment ?

Directly into tumor: TACO ( Trans Arterial Chemo Perfusion ) Chemotherapy will have bad effects on normal tissue in order to minimize and to give more effective concentration of drugs , injected directly into blood vessel that supplies the tumor . some times done in advanced pancreatic tumors, liver etc. It needs a procedure catheters are placed into the artery near the tumor and removed when completed ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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I'm just wondering, if you refuse cancer treatment how long does one have to live?

I'm just wondering, if you refuse cancer treatment how long does one have to live?

Complicated: There are many forms of cancers and many different outcomes. Some cancers (like brain cancer) can be very rapid in growth and rapidly fatal in weeks without treatment. Other cancers grow slowly & could take years before affecting one's life. This also depends on the person's age and their overall health. ...Read more

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Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Forgive my frankness: If you have cancer, even a little basal cell carcinoma on your nose, it will eventually kill you, period, unless you have appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. The alternative medicine community ranges from people who offer labor-intensive comfort measures that can help to the most cynical, cruel, and dishonest charlatans who will play anyone for a fool. Please be careful. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
Once
Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
Once
If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How can one think positive when going through cancer treatment?

How can one think positive when going through cancer treatment?

Thinking positively: 1. Positive energy comes from being surrounded by positive people whether it is your spouse, kids, siblings, friends, parents or doctors and nurses.2. Go with the flow. 3 exercises like yoga, cardio, walking, zumba, aerobics are healthy. 4 give enough rest to your body and don't try to overdo things, avoid stress in life 5. Watch tv comedy shows 6. Watch cnn and avoid fox news. 7. Keep smiling! ...Read more

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What are the best cancer treatment centers of america for end stage cancers?

What are the best cancer treatment centers of america for end stage cancers?

No information: No one Cancer Treatment Center of America has been shown "better" than another. Something important to remember is that these centers often try unproven treatments in the desperate hope of help. As a cancer surgeon, I have seen many people disappointed by the promises made and not kept at these Centers. Please do careful research at any Center you attend. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why is it that the same cancer treatment doesn't work for everyone?

Genetically differen: Cancer is a disease caused by bad genes but everyone's genes are different. So there are no two individuals whose cancers are entirely alike even with the same/similar diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more